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2 April, 15:17

The number of calories in a piece of pie is 20 less than three times the number of calories in a scoop of ice cream. The pie and ice cream together have 500 calories. How many calories are in each?

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  1. 2 April, 15:29
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    130 calories in the ice cream and 500 calories in the pie.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Let the amount of calories in the scoop of ice cream be x. the amount of calories in the piece of pie be 3x-20. we know that x+3x-20=500.

    4x-20=500

    If we add twenty to both sides, we end up with:

    4x=520

    Divide both sides by four, and you get x=130.

    there are 130 calories in the scoop of ice cream and 130*4-20=500 calories in the pie.
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